Ann Demeulemeester

Spring-Summer 2013 - A proportion of this years shows have leaned towards the dark side, with vampish and gothic tones being a strong feature. For Demeulemeester, the gothic inclination was clear from the start. There were dark hues of black and deep purple with only a snippet of metallic silver. Billowing black chiffon capes were central to the collection; the cape being popular this Paris Fashion Week. This also gave a variety of lengths for many different pieces with ultra long draped sleeves offsetting micro-lengths. The shoulder pads gave a new dimension to otherwise standard black dresses. Accessories were kept to a minimum with only thick waist belts used to bring in the waist and for shoes, black chunky ankle boots. Pertaining to the loose fit, a rapid of undulating fabric creating oversized maxi-dresses starting from the neck cascading to the floor. It was a show centered on the heavy use of fabrics and dark colours.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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